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  1. Burlap mask question

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    Hello, I see these awesome burlap masks and understand to soak the burlap and place on a head and let it dry. My main question is how do you put them on? Are they cut down the side or back to pull over the head? Maybe glue some black stretchy material inside of the cut so it can close again once...
  2. Electronic/Software: PIRs

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    So I have been playing around with a some used PIRs and I think I have learned a few things but I just want to confirm. I am working with 12V PIRs and have 12V actuators or 12 V LEDs hooked to them. First I noticed if I tried to directly hook the PIR to the actuator that the PIR triggers over...
  3. Atmosphere Effects: Large garage door rear projection material

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    I know this has been asked tons of times but no one ever comes back and say what worked the best for them. I have a opening of 7'x14' to cover. I was thinking of using this Carl's Gray Rear Projection Film - Rear Projector Screen Material (Low Light, Rear Projection) I could make a frame and use...
  4. Other: How to paint a Squawkers McCaw / faux fur?

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    After seeing some great projects with it here I finally bought a Squawkers McCaw and the board to go with it from J-Man. The problem is that my theme is a spooky graveyard, nothing piratey. My solution is to turn Squakwers into a zombie parrot in a cage, but I'm not sure how to tackle paining...
  5. Static: Need help with my Pumpkin project

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    To whom is reading this. I need help with a project I am working on for this Halloween. First, a little about the prop. I build this pumpkin out of cast material. The same material the hospitals use when you brake a bone and cover the area with casting material. I started with a balloon and...
  6. Need help with Hollusion - material & projector light visible

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    I am doing my first hollusion project... and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. You can see the light from the projector AND the material. I'm going to play around tonight with the brightness and contrast on the projector which a friend suggested. Any other ideas? here is my pic from last...
  7. Hello from germany

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    Hello everybody. I recently created my account here and thought I should introduce myself. I'm a 39yo father of 2 amazing kids who are, just as myself, totally into Halloween. Last year I put up some window projections using some old LED projectors and AtmosfearFX video material (zombie...
  8. Static: Stick on window vinyl for rear projection ?

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    Hey guys I seen a post here about window projector material but I don't want to use a sheet. Also someone said NOT to use a frosted material. Im thinking of a white translucent vinyl, would that work and does anyone have some links to amazon for brands they have tested. I hate the effect the...
  9. How to Dye Blue Fabric to Black

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    I have a cheap zombie costume I bought from Spirit. I love the color of the pants, but the top is a terrible blue color. I'd like to dye this blue to match the charcoal black of the pants. How can I do this and what materials do I need? It's a very thin, flimsy material so I'd have to be...
  10. Prop Showcase: Gate Pillars - Lightweight and Easy to Store

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    Hi All, One of my big concerns in building props is being able to store them for next year. While I have a decent size house - my decorations tend to be big - the bigger the better. This year I am building a new fence and gate and wanted to make some cool pillars. I work in the sign and...
  11. Need Advanced Hollusion Projection Advice from those whom have come before me

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    I want to do a "open air" Hollusion, meaning just out in the yard. I assume I need to two stakes that I'll paint matte black and then attach the Hollusion matierial to the stacks. On AtmosFX website they say a little bit of ambient light BEHIND the Hollusion screen makes it look better. But...
  12. Other: Projection Screen for Garage Door

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    Hey there! I am looking for a cheap projection material to do a REAR projection in our third stall. It is a standard single stall garage door. I am in MN, so between weather and a street light, have decided to do rear projection. I have a business class Epson that will work great and plan on...
  13. how to run digital effects in the car/truck?

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    I have the projectors and a laotop all set up. Sequences alreadfy set. Only thing I haven't nailed down yet is the screen. The idea is to run projections in either the back seat side windows and or the windows on the truck camper shell. (eyes and such) But I'm not sure exactly what might be best...
  14. Walmart 2018 halloween

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    I saw some new 2018 halloween inflatables here’s the pictures.
  15. Prop Showcase: Animated Witches Coven

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    For those of you who have followed along, I had a previous thread to figure out how to control multiple animated props in a sequence. J-Man stepped up and helped create a controller tuned to my sequence. That problem has been solved. In the process, the coven grew from 4 to 9 animated witches...
  16. Polyresin

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    So, I was looking at the tombstones on Grandinroad's website ... Their site said they were made of polyresin and they are mighty nice pieces; but as many as I would need (well, okay...want) those would price me out. So I started looking around on the web to see if the material itself was...
  17. Electronic/Software: Suggestion Help for AtmosFearFX Projection Needed

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    I have built a version of the attached picture for my haunt. I want to project the AtmosFearFX 'Witching' Hour clips into the opening of the archway. I would like to do this from inside the structure. First question... What material would be best to stretch across the opening in the archway to...
  18. Other: creeper prop

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    used idea for making a jeeper creeper prop. coming out well except for wings. used beige shower curtain for wing material looks good but when set up wind really catches wings. this is an outdoor prop. wondering about using tinted cheesecloth for wing material as air will flow through better...
  19. Atmosphere Effects: Suggestions for Spider Web Tunnel

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    I am building a cemetery walkthrough and a portion of it will be a spider tunnel. I want to have something dangling in the middle of the path that people have to push through that simulates lots of webs in their face. What is a good material that would look somewhat realistic yet have the...
  20. Dungeon walls templates fast wall painting.

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    This may not be considered a complete tutorial, but it gives an idea of a more exact and fast method of painting dungeon brick. These walls are a thick polyfelt but I am sure the concept would work with most any haunt wall frames. Since I am using a material that may sag while painting, I added...
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